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The Legal Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Expression, Part 2 – Dominic Crossley

Dominc CrossleyWhat Leveson sought to achieve was a system that emasculated bullies on both sides of the argument.  I am very sympathetic to small publishers who simply cannot withstand the financial risk of a litigation threat from a wealthy individual or organisation.  The greatest impediment to asserting privacy rights or indeed rights to freedom of expression is usually financial constraints. Continue reading

The Legal Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Expression, Part 1 – Dominic Crossley

Dominc CrossleyIn her enormously impressive paper “Privacy, democracy and freedom of expression“, Annabelle Lever poses the question: must privacy and freedom of expression conflict?  I would like to begin by addressing this question. My answer to that is no, they need not always conflict and in my experience a failure to respect privacy can have a direct impact upon freedom of expression. Continue reading

Case Law: R (T) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, The right for (criminal records) to be forgotten – Dominic Crossley and Clarissa Ferguson

criminal-background-checkArticle 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights has once more proved a thorn in the side of the Government.  The recent Supreme Court case of R (T ) v Secretary of State for the Home Department ([2014] UKSC 35provides important guidance on the scope of private information, the criminal record checking system and what will be considered in accordance with the law.  Continue reading

Case Law, Strasbourg: Ruusunen v Finland, The Private of Life of a Prime Minister – Dominic Crossley

matti-vanhanenThe right to privacy for a European head of state has hardly been more topical.  Just as we (perhaps more so than the French) are transfixed by the surreptitious scooter-shenanigans of President Francois Hollande, the European Court of Human Rights publishes its judgment in a case concerning the privacy of the Finnish ex-Prime-Minister Matti Vanhanen, Ruusunen v Finland. Continue reading

Reputation and Baroness Thatcher, Deceased – Dominic Crossley and Aimee Stevens

Thatcher Leaving Downing StreetThe death of Margaret Thatcher has generated acres of commentary and reaction across all kinds of media; from Twitter to newspaper front pages to placards and banners.  The reactions have been extreme both in praise and contempt.  The negative views of Baroness Thatcher and reactions to her death have been particularly eye-catching and right wing newspaper editorials in particular have portrayed them as being inappropriate and offensive.  Continue reading

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